Becky Rooks, a young female rookie cop, experiences a loss of control during a routine traffic stop where she is assaulted and her life is spared because instead of fighting back she decided to play possum.
OFFICER DOWN tells the chronicling story of four police officers who suffer from Survivor's Guilt. The main character, Becky Rooks, has battled with a lifetime of personal demons and working as a police officer helps trigger old wounds to resurface. Doing the job has given her a false sense of invincibility, but still it is the one and only area of her life where she feels that she's in control. However Becky experiences a loss of control during a routine traffic stop where she is assaulted and her life is spared because instead of fighting back she decided to play possum. With her sense of security removed she joins an online predator team to help protect those who don't know that they are being hunted. For each life that she helps save, it sends her further down a path of self destructive behavior. Even when she's forced to seek help she can't come to terms with why her attacker didn't pull the trigger that night, as she sees her second chance at life not as a gift but as a burden.Written by
Compelling, tragic, and wonderful! Rachel Alig and Stefan Prater's performances pull at the hearts of viewers allowing them to glimpse into the danger and compassion professional police officers face daily.Also. the performances by Frederick Lawrence as a drunk driver and Laura Rauh as a therapist are noteworthy in that they are convincingly realistic to the ever critical viewer. The very dark movie is lightened-up when Florence Romano, the MILF, appears and brightens the story line with her witty, charming, well-written lines. Rick Bakewell's One Man Productions has great potential for future success in the movie making industry. Rick was inspired to write his script for "Officer Down" after spending time filming the television show "Cops" where he became all too familiar with the daily danger involved in the lives of real-life law enforcement. The premiere, held in Chicago, was a class act. The film, literally, silenced an entire audience with its intense footage and fine performances. For 110 minutes, the captive audience awaited the fates of the four main characters. With many twists and turns, Bakewell draws viewers into the story weaving a tale many will come to love.
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